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The Benefits of Advanced Autonomous Networks

The rapid evolution in technology presents a harsh reality for the business and IT leaders of today. Digitization has altered and will continue to change the landscape in every industry. Companies must embrace agility and disrupt themselves before they are disrupted. Organizations that want to move faster and leverage the full potential of digital transformation must evolve the network, as it plays a key role in business evolution.


Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of Advanced Autonomous Networks:



Optimized application performance


Slow application performance is a productivity killer. An autonomous network will proactively identify any issues that could affect application performance, even if users are unaware of them, and fix the problem before it impacts the organization.



Increased network reliability


In a world where everything is connected, the network is the business, and eliminating downtime is critical. By taking the operations out of the hands of overworked engineers, human errors will drop from today’s rate of 35% to zero, significantly increasing network reliability and streamlining business operations.



Operational cost savings


Businesses waste hundreds of hours of valuable engineer time every month on repetitive, mundane tasks that provide no strategic business value. An autonomous network offloads these responsibilities from engineers to machines, enabling more resources to be dedicated to driving innovation.



Better network security


In a world where security breaches are magnified by the media, it’s important that businesses find a way to contain threats faster. Autonomous networks can spot even the smallest anomaly in network traffic, including breached IoT endpoints, which are often invisible to traditional security tools. Autonomous networks can help identify breaches and then quickly quarantine an endpoint to secure the segment, limiting the damage.



Open ecosystem


An open ecosystem enables a multi-vendor, multi-orchestration ecosystem. This ensures the network can act as a single platform without locking customers into a single vendor.



Closed-loop automation facilitated by cross-domain and workflow automation


The system will maintain business logic and policy to deliver the intent, which is then converted into configuration changes. An autonomous network ensures that business rules are constantly validated and adhered to.



Software-driven infrastructure including branch, wireless, wired, IoT edges and Data Center


This includes the underlay network composed of the physical infrastructure, as well as an overlay network that enables the whole network to be virtualized and partitioned into logical segments.



Insight and analytics to discover insights and enable innovation:


Network professionals can use the data to analyze historical traffic, conduct what-if scenarios and forecast how things will change over time in order to optimize performance and predict failures.



Self-validation and intent-based network


An autonomous network provides assurance that transforming policies continually meet business intent. If this is not the case, the network will reconfigure itself and validate the changes.



Predictive management


Currently, 73% of application performance problems are discovered by end users—putting IT in continual firefighting mode. With an autonomous network, the IT staff will have greater visibility into the end-to-end network and be proactively notified of issues that either are causing problems or could potentially create an issue.


If you want to take a deeper look at the art of Autonomous Networks, download our latest Ebook.


Download our Ebook here.


If you would like to get in touch with us directly, please feel free to contact Jolene Strydom on jolenes@firsttechnology.co.za or 021 525 7000.


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